Man stabbed to death by his neighbour in Jahangirpuri following a trivial argument

Family of two minor boys, who got into an argument on Thursday night after one boy’s bicycle accidentally hit the other, failed to deescalate the fight which ended up in murder

New Delhi, Jun 17 (PTI) A man was stabbed to death and three others sustained minor injuries during a quarrel between two families over a trivial issue in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area, police said on Friday.

The deceased was identified as Abdul Mutalif (42), a resident of Jahangirpuri’s E-Block, they said. According to police, they received information around 10.45 pm on Thursday about an argument between two neighbours in Jahangirpuri’s E-Block.

During inquiry, it was found that an argument broke out between two minor boys after the bicycle of one of them accidentally hit the other. Later, their families intervened and the argument escalated, Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) Usha Rangnani said. It was found that four injured persons went to Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial (BJRM) Hospital where Abdul Mutalif succumbed to his injuries.

Mukhia alias Mohammad Russaq, his brother Mohammad Rutaj, along with a few others, hit Mutalif, Shahida Khatoon, Abdul Wahid and Shabnam, the police said. Rutaj stabbed Mutalif in the chest. Shahida, Shabnam and Abdul Wahid sustained minor injuries, they said.

A case has been registered in the matter. Rutaj (31) has been arrested. Russaq is on the run and efforts are being made to arrest him, the police said.

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